Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in direction of the order of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA resources when they could have utilised their ARPA resources in the direction of the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a rationale why the metropolis is searching for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”
After a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.